About Us


Terri Clark
Arizona Literacy Director

Terri Clark was appointed the Arizona Literacy Director for the State of Arizona in June 2012. As Arizona’s Literacy Director, Ms. Clark is responsible for working in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Head Start Collaboration Office, First Things First, and other local philanthropic partners to lead statewide efforts in early literacy. As the State Literacy Director, Ms. Clark leads Read On Arizona, a public/private partnership of agencies, philanthropic organizations, and community stakeholders committed to creating an effective continuum of supports to improve language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth through age eight.

Ms. Clark is an experienced nonprofit executive with an excellent record of leadership and achievement. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Bring Me A Book, a statewide early children’s literacy organization where she led strategic planning, program management, resource development, and oversight of its mission to strengthen language and emerging literacy skills of California’s under-served children.

As Executive Director of the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles she spearheaded Literacy@ Work: the L.A. Workforce Literacy Project, a public/private partnership championed by the now former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn with core partners such as United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Unified School District, the Community College District, and University of Southern California.

Ms. Clark graduated with honors from Brown University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature & Society.

Read On Arizona – Organizational Structure
Read On Arizona is led by a full-time Arizona Literacy Director; the Literacy Director reports to an Advisory Board comprised of representatives from the six founding partner organizations. A volunteer Communications & Community Outreach Working Group advises on and supports Read On Arizona’s communications efforts and strategies; other work groups for Read On Arizona are: Read On Cities Network, Data Integration & System Linkages, Continuum of Effective Practices, and Resource Development.


Communications/Media Contact
Karen Leland,
Co-Chair, Read On Arizona Communications/Community Outreach Committee, kleland@pipertrust.org / 480-556-7125